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Financial Specialist Salary Information

The salary statistics of financial specialists are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of financial specialists in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of financial specialists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The financial specialists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Financial Specialist Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,690
25th Percentile Wage
$52,560
50th Percentile Wage
$70,120
75th Percentile Wage
$96,470
90th Percentile Wage
$134,070

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for financial specialists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) financial specialists is $134,070. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $70,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,690. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 237% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of financial specialists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$70,120
1.91% 10.05%
2016
$68,780
1.51% -
2015
$67,740
2.24% -
2014
$66,220
1.99% -
2013
$64,900
2.82% -
2012
$63,070
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Table 2. Financial Specialist Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of financial specialists in 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for financial specialists occupations is the mining sector with an annual salary $80,350. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $57,290).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Mining
$80,350
Utilities
$80,120
Information
$77,580
Finance and Insurance
$74,710
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$74,160
Manufacturing
$72,640
Retail Trade
$70,980
Wholesale Trade
$69,790
Transportation and Warehousing
$69,440
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$68,210
Construction
$68,020
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$67,940
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$66,600
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$65,580
Federal, State, and Local Government
$64,880
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$64,140
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$62,220
Health Care and Social Assistance
$62,140
Educational Services
$59,230
Accommodation and Food Services
$57,290

Table 3. Salaries of Financial Specialist Related Occupations

The average annual salary of financial specialist related occupations at the national level is given in Table 3. For more salary information about a specific occupation, use the links below.

Occupation Median Annual Salary
Credit Analysts
$108,600
Financial Examiners
$108,400
Insurance Underwriters
$90,730
Financial Analysts and Advisors
$82,770
Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
$80,120
Budget Analysts
$75,640
Financial Analysts
$73,430
Other Financial Specialists
$70,390
Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate
$70,150
Credit Counselors and Loan Officers
$61,840
Accountants and Auditors
$61,540
Credit Counselors
$53,540
Loan Officers
$51,150
Personal Financial Advisors
$47,760
Tax Examiners, Collectors and Preparers, and Revenue Agents
$46,840
Tax Preparers
$21,070



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